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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1973NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

1953Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

1934Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

1492Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

1942Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

1938G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC

1821The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1945US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

1967Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

1948Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1970Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)

1949Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1934South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

1824Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

October 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 8th

1869Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, dies at 64

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

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